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Posted: 9/16/2002 1:28:28 PM EST
Just wondering what you guys use to clean your AK, anybody use Bore Snakes? I've heard good things about them, with so many different cleaning solutions, and lubes which is best? And wheres the best place to buy from online? Thanks
Link Posted: 9/16/2002 1:31:58 PM EST
Clean an AK? You're suppose to clean an AK???


<­BR>I use BreakFree CLP.
Link Posted: 9/16/2002 1:38:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/16/2002 1:41:58 PM EST
pressure washer and go-jo. Shoots every time.
Link Posted: 9/16/2002 2:04:43 PM EST
I must be considered odd here because I break the rifle down as far as possible every time I shoot. I use Hoppes # 9 or U.S. army bore cleaner. I use copper brushes only and then the usual patches. I clean as soon as I get home without exception.

I clean it inside and out. I use a light coat of airgun oil in the places with little wear, but miltech on the areas of high wear. After the miltech is worked in I only use it about every 10 times I shoot just sticking with CLP the rest of the time.
In the winter I go back to my German roots and use Sunflower oil. It does not get cold enough on the surface of this panet to freeze Sunflower oil and it lubricate well in cold temperatures.
Link Posted: 9/17/2002 3:56:05 AM EST
Usually Clenzoil for clean/lube, depending on whatever else I have out for what I shot that day. Just patches for a case, then a brief spritz of Sweets in the bbl and a shotgun brush in the gas tube after 1000 rnds.
A friend loves his bore snake, but I hate the idea of cleaning your cleaning device.
I use an Otis kit with plastic coated pull-thru cables for all my guns (after I lost my SAR2 rod). No real chance of crown damage with it.
Link Posted: 9/17/2002 5:32:29 AM EST
Well, since I own an AR I have an abundance of cleaning supplies.

Dewey rod, appropriate brush and jag(for the barrel), and depending on how heavy the job is, Hoppes, CLP, or if its really nasty in there Sweets 7.62.

I blast the internals with a little brake cleaner, and lube with whatever oil or grease I have around.
Link Posted: 9/18/2002 2:07:00 PM EST
hoppes and slick 50!
Link Posted: 9/18/2002 2:17:26 PM EST
Every 3k rounds or so I spray it out with break free powder blast, let dry, and spray it down with CLP. A but of shooters choice grease on the bearing surfaces every now and then.
Link Posted: 9/18/2002 2:20:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/19/2002 9:21:06 PM EST
Boresnake with Bore-brite, breakparts cleaner, then coat with CLP or Rem-oil.

Link Posted: 9/30/2002 12:02:21 PM EST
Brake cleaner/WD40.
Link Posted: 9/30/2002 12:05:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/30/2002 12:21:27 PM EST

In the winter I go back to my German roots and use Sunflower oil.

I tried that once, but got tired of the birds pecking the h*ll out of me when I would go shooting.

I use a bore snake, CLP, and a rag. Lube w/ CLP and teflon grease.

Link Posted: 9/30/2002 12:35:19 PM EST
gravitynoodle - LMAO.

You see, that is the trick, you use the sunflowers to attract the birds and shoot the noisy *#^$@*#%*@!
Link Posted: 9/30/2002 12:53:41 PM EST

<­BR>psst...just kidding.
Link Posted: 9/30/2002 3:06:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2002 3:07:49 PM EST by EddieG]
AR guy here also. Clean after each range session. I use my Otis cable cleaner, some Butch's Bore Shine, switched from Breakfree CLP to FP-10CLP and some Tetra grease on the high wear parts. Super slippery combo, one happy AK! Ed
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 11:21:55 AM EST
....bad habit I picked up from shooting AR's.....LOL
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 8:10:09 AM EST
yeah really what is this clean?
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 8:44:24 AM EST
just stick the friggin thing in the dishwasher with some drano or equally nasty crap. run it a couple times. Do dishes in the sink ever after.
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